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Exploring Antietam Battlefield

Exploring Antietam Battlefield

Join us on the hallowed grounds of Antietam National Battlefield for an afternoon field shoot.  Learn composition techniques to take thoughtful compelling pictures of cannons, historic structures, monuments to the fallen, and plenty more.

We will visit three main areas of this historic area.  The Antietam National Battlefield with its monuments and rolling fields.  Then the Antietam National Cemetery with rows of gravestones memorializing over 4,700 Union soldiers’ final resting place. Finally, a stop by the famous Burnside Bridge that crosses Antietam Creek.  This was the sight of a 3-hour pitched battle between Union and Confederate forces.

Walking will be minimal as each area is easily accessible from a car. All students will travel in their own car to each site. 

For best results, we recommend a digital SLR or Mirrorless camera, a zoom lens from wide-angle to telephoto (18-200mm), and a tripod with a cable release or remote.

This class includes a 1 hour image review session on Zoom on 10/28 from 7-8pm.

COVID-19 Safety Practices: We are following whatever the CDC Guidelines are at the time of the class. We will send you the current guidelines in the reminder letter.

Class limit: 7-9

What People Are Saying About Michael

"He is excellent with adult learners — great deal of patience, humor, and kindness. I would love to take another class with him!" 

"Michael is fantastic. So articulate, instructive, and patient!! We all were saying at the end of the class how amazing the afternoon had been!"

"I was blown away by the class!!! Much more then I expected it to be! I can’t wait to take more! I loved the way he explained things and the order he did stuff in made lots of sense. You can tell he is a seasoned teacher, and an experienced photographer who also loves it! Can’t wait to squeeze more of his classes into my schedule...."

“I thought the class was a good mix of class time with history, concepts, guidance, how-to-approach and then practice time on the streets of DC. Michael provided very good direction as well as hands-on tutoring in the field. Very happy with the class.”

“I wanted to write to say how much I enjoyed the class. My first experience going around with a photographer seeing what catches his eye and it was so great you were pointing out pictures I could get. So relaxing!”

“Michael's presentation was comprehensive and very instructive.  He provided excellent suggestions for finding opportunities while in the field, including how to use background, shadows, gestures, etc.”

Instructor: Michael Koren

Michael Koren

Michael Koren is a free-lance sports and event photographer in the Washington/Baltimore metro area specializing in youth sports game-time action and team portraits.  Prior to this Michael worked professionally shooting model portfolios, corporate portraits, product photography for catalogs, and client advertising campaigns.

Michael’s passion for photography is shared through his skill as a photography educator.  Michael teaches classes at Montgomery College on a variety of photographic topics from mobile photography to street photography. Additionally, he has served as President and Education Chair of the Silver Spring Camera Club in Maryland.  He has led numerous seminars and workshops for the Camera Club, Ritz Camera, Calumet and the former Washington School of Photography with topics ranging from beginner photography to hands-on advanced level workshops and classes.

Visit Michael’s website to learn more.

Michael teaches the following classes for Captial Photogaphy Center

* SmartPhone Photography
* Exploring Street Photography
* Photographic Composition – Essential Techniques

Date: October 23 2021

Time: 2:45 PM - 5:45 PM




5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782

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Class Cancellation Policy

  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.
  • If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 5 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given.
  • Please check the name and date of the class carefully. Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 5 business days prior to the class. If request to reschedule is given less than business 5 days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.
  • If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.